First-Person Vs. Third-Person: All You Need To Know

First Person vs Third Person

When it comes to first-person vs. third-person, some writers choose their “person” based on the books they’ve read. 

After all, if Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger can make first-person work to their main character’s advantage, why can’t they? Or, maybe, after reading the Harry Potter series, they think, “Third-person is definitely the way to go.” 

But why not lay out all the advantages and disadvantages of both, so you can make an informed decision? Even then, you might try one and then switch to the other. 

Knowing the differences, though, can give you a healthy headstart

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155 Character Flaws For Writing

Character Flaws for writing FI

What comes to mind when you think “interesting character flaws”

Because some flaws are more compelling than others. And some are easier to forgive. Some, on the other hand, make the characters who have them instantly unlikable.  

They’re monsters. They’re unforgivable. They could never change for the better. 

But sometimes, they do. Given a list of character flaws, could you pick one of the worst and create a character with a convincing redemption arc? 

What could you do differently with one of the flaws listed below? And what makes them flaws in the first place?

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13 Creative Writing Jobs You Can Do From Home

You’re looking for remote creative writing jobs — and not just because you’re an introvert with a knack for writing. 

You have an independent spirit, and you can think of many reasons why working from home would be a good fit for you. 

So many of your peers are working remotely, now, after all. And you’d very much like to join them. But what types of creative writing opportunities should you focus on? 

Welcome to our list of 13 options with links to help you get started. 

13 Creative Writing Jobs You Can Do from Home 

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165 Must-Use Character Development Questions For Writers

Character development FI

If you’ve hit a wall with your latest story, sometimes all you need is to get better acquainted with your characters. The more you know them, the more they talk to you. 

The more you understand what your characters want and why, the more your writing will help the reader understand. And the harder it will be for them to put your book down. 

This is why we’ve created this list of character development questions for writers. Answering them will bring your characters to life. 

And when you hear their voices in your head, they can lead you down paths you hadn’t thought of before. 

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110 Of The Best World Building Questions For Authors

Every fiction writer knows that one of your most important characters is your story’s setting.

For fantasy and science fiction writers, that setting is usually a fictional world notably different from our own. 

And just as you can use character development questions to make your characters come to life, you use world building questions to make your setting as real as the one your readers live in. 

To get started, let’s clarify what world building is and what it isn’t. 

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Self-Publishing On Amazon? Here Are the Pros and Cons

Since the beginning of the self-publishing industry, Amazon and other indie publishing platforms have made it progressively easier for authors to get their work onto the market. 

Yes, there are still caveats. And self-publishing isn’t for everyone. 

Knowing the pros and cons of self-publishing makes it easier to decide whether this is the right path for you to take with your book. 

And KDP Direct pros and cons can help you decide whether to include Amazon in your self-publishing plan, considering its perks and the alternatives. 

What you learn here can also help you decide whether any of this is worth the trouble. 

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How to Write a Winning Pitch for Your Book or Writing Project

You’ve written a book or story you’re proud of. And your beta readers have nothing but good things to say about it. You can’t wait to find an agent and collect a hefty advance. 

But unless you know how to write a pitch that will wow an agent, getting a deal with a big-name publisher isn’t happening. 

Writing a pitch is every bit as important to the success of your book as writing the book itself. And learning how to craft a powerful pitch will help you sell more books whether you seek a publisher or go the indie publishing route.  

Read on to learn how to pitch like a well-paid writer.

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